Fourteen people, including high-ranking officials from FIFA, soccer's international governing body, were indicted Wednesday in what prosecutors say is a $150-million racketeering and fraud scheme. Here's a look some other notable sports scandals:
1919 — The Black
Eight members of the Chicago White Sox are banned for life from
Late 1940s-1998 — Basketball point shaving
Dozens of players at seven colleges were implicated in a point-shaving scandal linked to organized crime that forever tainted City College of New York's accomplishment of winning the NCAA and
1986 — Southern Methodist football gets "death penalty"
The NCAA canceled a
1989 — Baseball bans Pete Rose
MLB's all-time hits leader, Pete Rose, was suspended from baseball for life for betting on baseball games. New Commissioner Rob Manfred is considering whether to reinstate the 17-time All-Star, who played for the
1991-2003 — Baseball's "Steroid Era"
The use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs tainted several of the game's biggest stars and records, including the accomplishments of all-time home run champion Barry Bonds and sluggers such as
1998 — Salt Lake City Olympics
Jan Gangelhoff, an academic counseling office manager at Minnesota, revealed the day before the 1999 NCAA basketball tournament began that she had done course work for at least 20 Golden Gophers basketball players over a six-year period. Four players were suspended immediately in a case that resulted in the resignations of a university vice president, the men's athletic director and basketball head coach.
2002 — Voting scheme in Olympic pairs skating
The Canadian pairs figure skating team of Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were awarded a second gold medal by the International Skating Union and IOC after an alleged vote-trading scheme between Russian and French judges was discovered. The Canadian pair performed almost flawlessly but their scores did not measure up to the Russian team of Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze at the Salt Lake City Winter Games.
2012 — New Orleans Saints bounties
The NFL suspended defensive coordinator
2013 — Lance Armstrong doping
After years of investigations, rumors and denials, Lance Armstrong admitted during a television interview with Oprah Winfrey that he had used performance-enhancing substances through much of his cycling career, from 1995 to 2005, including during his seven Tour de France championships.